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By PBS NewsHour
Leading up to the World Cup kickoff, an investigative series in the New York Times has gathered tales of apparent bribery to exploit matches for betting purposes ahead of the previous tournament in South Africa. Moreover, the Sunday Times has…
By Larisa Epatko
The 2014 FIFA World Cup, hosted by five-time gold trophy winner Brazil, is just around the corner. Ahead of the June 12 kick off, we reached out to PRI’s The World editor/reporter William Troop for some pointers on the month…
Despite criticism for a lack of transparency and allegations of corruption, the ethics head of FIFA announced Monday he would not review new evidence of corruption surrounding Qatar’s winning bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Sunday Times reported June 1 that FIFA officials received bribes to help Qatar to win the World Cup bid four years ago according to leaked documents. The newspaper said the banned former Qatari official Mohammad bin Hammam, also a…
Just weeks ahead of the World Cup opening games in Brazil, The New York Times has obtained an internal report from soccer’s governing body FIFA that highlights concerns over match fixing.
By Sam Lane
The man received an electric shock while working on the Arena Pantanal in the city of Cuiaba, according to the Associated Press. He died a half hour later from cardiorespiratory arrest.
By Justin Scuiletti
The World Cup may bring a lot more than soccer to South America in June -- a viral epidemic may be traveling with it.
Workers at a World Cup stadium being built in the Brazilian city of Manaus are threatening to strike after a 55-year-old Portuguese man was killed while dismantling a crane at the arena on Friday.
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